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How to sell your home quickly and for the right amount

Property expert David Leake of Housesetc talks to us about what you can do to your house to give your property the edge.

Major projects take time and money, but they can yield excellent returns.

However, there are other smart tricks that cost very little and can considerably enhance your property’s ‘kerb appeal’ – giving it that wow factor when prospective buyers pull up outside your house for the first time.

You may have a tatty front garden, or live in a town or city, so it could be worth converting the space into an off-road parking area. Or a fresh coat of paint can make a house feel clean, hygienic and cared for. While you are at it, update the front door furniture if it’s looking tired, replace any rotting window timbers or loose tiles and give the front flower beds a weed. First impressions count.

Here are some suggestions from Housesetc how to boost space and value.

1. Add some parking
2. Convert the garage and/or loft
3. Add a conservatory
4. Install a new kitchen

And if you really don’t want to spend anything at all, you could do worse than de-cluttering your property. It’s amazing how much bigger a space can feel when all the stuff we don’t need in life is removed.

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